Peter Cox, editor of the Daily record, has had his contract terminated and is in discussion with Trinity Mirror on his contract terms.
Cox returned from holiday this weekend. Though Trinity Mirror will not give reasons for his departure, industry speculation points to falling sales at the Daily Record, now selling 507,375, down 9.9 per cent year on year, and the recent row with St.James Palace after Cox revealed he was to have an interview with Prince William.
Bruce Waddell, editor of the Scottish Sun, is to replace Cox. Waddell, 44, is currently Editor of the Scottish Sun.
Mark Hollinshead, managing director, Daily Record and Sunday Mail, said: “Bruce has enormous experience in Scotland and has a deep understanding of the marketplace. I am delighted he is joining our team.
“I would like to thank Peter for his contribution and wish him well for the future.”
Waddell said: “The Daily Record is the daily newspaper of Scotland. Its heritage and market-leading position gives it unique status, and this is a tremendous opportunity for me to be involved in keeping the Daily Record out in front of its rivals.”
by Jean Morgan